Teachers can record when signed in to their G Suite account. Students cannot record.

When you record a video meeting:

  • Recordings include the active speaker and anything that’s presented. Other windows or notifications are not included. Pinning a participant won’t affect who is shown in the recording.
  • People outside of your organization, mobile app users and people who dial in using a phone get notified when the recording starts or stops, but cannot control the recording.
  • If a participant turns on live captions during recording, the captions won’t be recorded and don’t appear when you play the recording.

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Recording is only available with the computer version of Meet. Mobile app users get notified when the recording starts or stops, but cannot control recording.

You can’t record if you join only to present, such as from a laptop while already in a video conference room. Join the video meeting first, start presenting, and then record.

  1. Open Meet and start or join a meeting.
  2. Click More Moreand thenRecord meeting.
    See also I can’t find the recording button.
  3. Wait for the recording to start.
    Other participants are notified when the recording starts or stops.
  4. Click More Moreand thenStop recording when you finish.
    • The recording also stops when everyone leaves the meeting.
  5. Click Stop recording again to verify.
  6. Wait for the recording file to be generated and saved to the meeting organizer’s My Drive > Meet Recordings folder. An email with the recording link is also sent to the meeting organizer and the person who started the recording.

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In Google Drive

Recordings save to the meeting organizer’s My Drive > Meet Recordings folder. However, if the organizer changes or if the meeting occurs outside of the scheduled Calendar time, the recording link is sent to the original event creator.


  • To share a recording, select the file and click Share Share. Or, click Link Link and paste the link in an email or chat message.
  • For best results, download the recording and then play it from your computer. Select the file and click More Moreand thenDownload Download. Double-click the downloaded file to play it.
  • In Drive, double-click the recording to play it. “Still processing” appears until the file is ready for online viewing.
  • To add a recording to My Drive, select the file and click Add to My Drive Add to My Drive.


in Meet Teachers Guide
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